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Super Mario Maker Has Sold 1 Million Units Around The Globe

For the last 30 years, Super Mario fans have proved to be some of the most passionate, loyal and dedicated video game fans on the planet. Traditionally that fervor has been most clearly measured by unit sales, and with more than 310 million units sold and counting in the Super Mario franchise, that fervor is historic. And now, with the recent release of the Super Mario Maker game for the Wii U console, Nintendo has a new way to measure fan engagement: level creation.

Today it was revealed that more than 1 million units of Super Mario Maker have been sold around the world since its launch on Sept. 11. The addition of 1 million new “fan” developers has led to the creation of more than 2.2 million Super Mario courses, which combined have been played nearly 75 million times.

“For Mario fans around the world, including myself, Super Mario Maker was a dream 30 years in the making,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The game has captured and unlocked the imaginations of gaming fans of all ages and brought their dedication to Nintendo to a whole new level.”

Using the touch screen of the Wii U GamePad controller, Super Mario Maker players can create levels in four different Super Mario game styles. The game offers dozens of enemies, items and power-ups, and lets people design everything from the terrain to where to place Warp Pipes. Completed levels can then be uploaded and enjoyed by other players around the world. Some seem simple, some offer fun challenges and some prove maddeningly difficult – it all depends on the designer. But everyone can find courses to enjoy and may find some courses to provide insightful inspiration for their own new creations.

17 comments

  1. Dan that was fast and I may get this but I am focused on mainly my vita with persona 4 but I definitely have several wii u games to buy especially the rug crossover and xenoblade chronicles x

  2. Good job! Well deserved, Mario Maker is a great title. Hope Nintendo makes available new elements to deepen the game’s complexity in the future.

  3. great game. definitely put a new spin on online gaming for me. I really can’t imagine how people don’t have a WiiU just for the Mario titles, for me that is worth it enough.

  4. Only if this game was the launch title for the Wii U instead of Nintendo Land….smh. The Wii U would have certainly been in a better state. I bet they’re kicking themselves now

      1. Still angry I’m not worshiping Splatoon? It’s okay. I lost every ounce of interest in that game days ago, so you can go back to enjoying it’s “free” updates without having to worry about me talking trash about that kiddy game. But if you want to be a little bitch like that eminem123! loser, by all means. Continue stalking me with your immature attacks. Enjoy!

  5. Geez, I guess people must be really thirsty for some games…
    Figures. :/
    Honestly though… I’m not really interested in this (Maybe Mario in general ;{…
    I dont know, I guess i think it’s a cheap concept and cheap excuse to relieve the drought… Which is ironic cuz it’s 60$.

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